SurfAholics Alpha has suffered a potentially devastating blow by losing not one but two of their top players to main rivals Lucky 13.
In the last two hours former Alpha members Myra P and Moune Monique both switched teams in a move which could not have come at a worse time for their old team.
Both teams are virtually neck and neck at the top of the Premier League as this post has reported with Lucky 13 chasing the Alphas for top slot.
Janelle Pineau was first to leak out the news – about the first defection at least – when she tweeted out that Myra had joined Lucky 13.
— Janelle Pineau (@JanellePineau) August 29, 2014
News quickly spread through various Skype chatrooms and Lucky 13 team leader Tom Wacker confirmed the news and said: “Does this make our team stronger? Yes, and at a level much deeper than the points would indicate.”
SurfAholics Alpha team leader Matt Badura said: “I have a huge challenge now, but that won’t stop SAA.”
Without doubt this is a huge blow for the Alphas and puts enormous pressure on them to take this week and this month.
On paper it looks like Lucky 13 could clean up here but one thing I have learned from CTP Teams – and from these two teams in particular – is never to underestimate their resilience.
Both teams can fight hard under pressure and relish a challenge. Right now the Alphas are under pressure but if anyone can bounce back then they can.